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Delivering results

Commercial Research

UOW has strong ties with business, industry, community organisations, not for profit organisations and government agencies through our commercial research activities. We have cutting edge specialist knowledge within a multidisciplinary research environment, and focus on providing outcomes to real problems.

Innovation and Commercial Research (ICR) manages and negotiates the legal, commercial and financial arrangements of contracts.

ICR is also the first port of call for anyone interested in engaging the UOW to undertake research. We can identify individual researchers who can meet your needs and we can put together teams of researchers in different disciplines to deal with more complex problems. 

Technology Commercialisation

The university is a rich breeding ground for brilliant new ideas. ICR has a team of Commercialisation Managers with considerable experience in the development and commercialisation of research who work closely with UOW Researchers to identify the ideas which have the greatest potential to meet a commercial need. 

We then create links between those researchers and their technologies and external partners in industry, government and the wider community.

If you are interested in learning about technologies developed in the University and how you can become a partner in turning that technology into a commercial opportunity, ICR can help you.


iAccelerate is a maturing UOW strategic initiative. It is working towards delivering an Innovation Ecosystem to the Illawarra region. It aims to leverage the Illawarra region's manufacturing based economy into a high-tech industry cluster.

To learn more about iAccelerate please visit the iAccelerate website


UOW has a strong track record in winning tenders of all sizes with organisations in the public and private sectors.

ICR manages all aspects of tenders, from identifying suitable tenders, preparing responses in conjunction with researchers, and all legal and financial aspects.

Expert Witnesses

UOW academics are sought around the globe for their knowledge and unbiased advice on a range of critical issues. ICR will find the right researcher or expert to help you with legal cases.

Specialist Equipment & Testing Services

The University has extensive research laboratory and development facilities including in-house expertise in operating technical equipment for product testing and analysis.

ICR will assist you to find relevant equipment and testing services in UOW.

Contact us

Innovation and Commercial Research
Level 1 Mike Codd Building, Innovation Campus
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
T: 02 4221 4486

Last reviewed: 3 October, 2017